Are you blue light aware?

There’s a fair chance that you’ll see a blue light vehicle most times that you are on our roads. Do you know what to do? Don’t panic when you see blue lights – it could save a life.

West Midlands Ambulance Service is busier than it has ever been which means more of our vehicles are on the region’s roads getting to patients.

When you add the number of vehicles that our colleagues from the police and fire services use on emergency incidents, there’s every likelihood that you’ll see a blue light vehicle most times that you are on our roads.

Although there is advice in the Highway Code about what to do in such situations, many drivers panic when they hear a siren or see blue lights coming.

If you want some simple advice on what to do if you come across a blue light vehicle en route to an emergency then why not view ‘Blue Light Aware’? It is a short video, produced on behalf of the emergency services.

Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Steve Wheaton, said:

“Many of the calls we respond to are life and death situations where every second counts. Our crews rely on the help of other road users when they’re on a ‘blue light’ journey. By knowing what to do, you could make the difference between life and death for the patient we are heading to treat.

The video provides advice on what to do if a blue light vehicle comes up behind you or is coming the other way. We would urge everyone to make sure that they know what to – your actions could save a life.”

Note: – This video is hosted on an external site